Elbow Cay and Hope Town
Elbow Cay and the picturesque settlement of Hope Town is famous for its beautiful Bahamian architecture and its historic, red and white light house, which is still operated by kerosene candle power. It is well worth the effort to climb the lighthouse’s 101 steps for a breathtaking view of Parrot Cays and Elbow Cay’s harbor!. There is no motorized traffic in the town center, the narrow streets are lined with island art, crafts, and gifts, and small grocery stores ,bakeries and restaurants. The Wyannie Malone Museum which is located in one of the oldest houses and which is named after the settlement's founder houses the rich history of Hopetown and Elbow Cay, displaying fascinating artifacts that date back to the earliest settlers. On the ocean side, just a short walk from the harbor, are beautiful beaches where you can go snorkeling just off the beach or you can rent a golf cart and explore the rest of this beautiful island. Elbow Cay is unique in its diversity, and offers a real potpourri of island style diversions.
One of the best beaches on Elbow Cay is called Tahiti Beach (accessible only on foot, bike or by boat), a secluded gem of soft white sand that arcs out into calm clear water ideal for swimming. It is located on the southern tip of the island where the current rushes in from the pass and carries with it fine white sand that over time has built up into a shallow beach paradise that stretches nearly as far as one can see.